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Old 09-21-2007, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DOn't know whether to put this on Linux or Windows Sections... but ya w/e


i wanna master linux... and plan on using my system (running XP Currently) and virtually run Linux on VirtualPC.. it won't cause lag to my system right??
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well it won't be as quick as partitioning the drive and installing properly and using grub to select a start OS. Have you chosen which distro you want??
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^ yes Matt... its Ubuntu.. unless you know better ones...
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Stick with Ubuntu. It's known to be the easiest, for Linux beginners. And is very user friendly.
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I found Mandriva or arklinux better for beginners to intermediate as it is similar to a windows layout

these are the ones I like:
pclinux
Ubuntu
knoppix
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if you want something similar to a mac experience:
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Here is a great website this a link to there screenshots section to help you choose the right user environment for you

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ok.. thanks guys... i'm planning on getting Ubuntu or ManDriva... can't decide... so i'll take the both... but how much ram should i give up... (i only have 768mb) or should i wait to learn this til next year when i get a new system?
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768mbyte is ok for xp if you don't run any other programms simultaneously with virtual pc. 1GB would be flawless though for xp.
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